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Indian Guru gets life in prison.

Discussion in 'Cults in General' started by Leland, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Leland

    Leland Crusader

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  2. This is the cult where 400 men (or more?) were castrated. Maybe some agreed voluntarily, brainwashed by religious zeal and not thinking clearly about the rest of their lives. But according to news reports (and criminal charges filed by police/prosecutors), some were castrated against their will.
  3. In order to save people from going to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's website, the homepage lists his occupations:

    Spiritual Saint
    Youth Icon

    Then a second screen lists his many outstanding qualities:

    Literary Talents
    Superb Medic
    Social Reformer
    Love of Adventure
    Emperor of Melodies

    And then the screen switches back to the occupations. How does this guy's public relations compare with the "Ronopedia" books that came out a few years ago? "Ron the Humanitarian", "Ron the Adventurer/Explorer", "Ron the Photographer", "Ron the Musician", "Ron the Master Mariner" and so forth?

    Well, I guess now that the Internet is here, and people talk to each other, we have better information about everyone and everything - including cult leaders. Hopefully whatever damage this guy did to his followers will heal in time. Hopefully someone like LRH couldn't start such a group in the Western world today, and his followers will continue on the "Road to Extinction" and those who escape can heal from the damage DM/LRH caused.
  4. Enthetan

    Enthetan Master of Disaster

    Somehow, I don't think castration heals over time....
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  5. pineapple

    pineapple Silver Meritorious Patron

    There's probably another guru that's got a fix for it.
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  6. pineapple

    pineapple Silver Meritorious Patron

    I think you may be underestimating the gullibility of the human race.
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  7. triumph

    triumph Silver Meritorious Patron

    this guy Is also in a lot of legal trouble
    Cult Guru Swami Nithyananda using Scientology to brainwash followers

    title of his video
    Release Your Engrams And Realize Yourself: Nithyananda Morning Message (28 Oct 2010)

    found this:

    Nithyananda's Science of Co-opting Scientology as 'Vedic Culture'; Tom Cruise, Please Come to Our Vedic Temple

    Sri Nithyananda, besides Osho, do you have any other influences that you would like to admit to? Perhaps Scientology? You will answer ‘No’, because that would go against the impression you have cultivated, that is that you are the keeper of Vedic culture and traditions. All that hard work might be tarnished if you list Scientology as an influence. After all, Scientology is seen by many as a cult that has the support of a lot of influential people in Hollywood, you know, those people in the entertainment industry that have lots of money and influence. Why these celebrities would end up doing all the marketing and bring in lots of people who are already on the verge of being brained washed due to their cult-following and love for these celebrities. That would be too much, wouldn't it, Sri Nithyananda? Especially if these celebrities brought in sweet little starlets that would be very distracting toward your goal of doing real spiritual work. Yes, Paramahamsa Nithyananda, you agree. That's nice.

    But in May of 2005, did you once make acharyas (teachers)-in-training watch some videos on Dianetics and declared L. Ron Hubbard as being 'enlightened'? Did you also began to call the Vedic Sanskrit term of 'samskaras' (engraved memory) the Scientology term of 'engrams'? And, finally, didn't you, Sri Nithyananda, place some of the Scientology books written by L. Ron Hubbard, like Dianetics, on the required reading lists for acharyas? That must have been a nice break from all those other ancient books that had teachings in them that seemed to be different than the teachings of Nithyananda.

    Wow, this does not make sense, unless, you, Sri Nithyananda, at the end of the day, secretly want to have all these annoying little problems that Scientology also experiences.
    Nithyananda, don’t you think that Scientology has an impressive recruiting system and an endless supply of cash? Perhaps, Sri Nithyananda, you are right. Sometimes worldly trappings help make people more inclined to spiritual traps, I mean trappings. Kind of adds legitimacy, don't you think, Sri Nithyananda?

    Follow your dharma. Use your common sense. Listen to your inner-conscience, and follow the Truth. Come out of this trap, and escape from this fraudulent cult.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2019
  8. Leland

    Leland Crusader

    Didn't that happen (castration) in the Heaven's Gate cult? That wasn't that long ago.....
  9. triumph

    triumph Silver Meritorious Patron


    screen shot From the Daily Mail article below

    dozens of crooked Swami's
    Daily Mail

    Indian guru is jailed for life for murdering journalist who exposed rampant sexual abuse at his sect's headquarters
    Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh ordered murder of journalist in Punjab in 2002
    Reporter had exposed the guru's rampant sexual abuse of some of his followers
    The 51-year-old 'guru' is already serving a 20-year prison sentence for rape
    By Afp
    Published: 08:59 EST, 17 January 2019 | Updated: 09:53 EST, 18 January 2019
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2019
  10. The_Fixer

    The_Fixer Class Clown

    There already are many new emerging cult movements out there now.

    One example is the third wave feminist movement and also the #metoo movement, which appears to be taking over the first world universities and major businesses.

    Seems like L Ron had plenty of mates waiting to take over after he popped his clogs.
  11. Donald Kean

    Donald Kean Patron

    You go nuts, instead of grow nuts!
  12. The_Fixer

    The_Fixer Class Clown

    If anything was going to give you an engram (coff,coff), I think that would come pretty damn close.
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  13. screamer2

    screamer2 Idiot Bastardson

    Yeah. I think I may have contracted a contact engram.